:''For other persons named Jim Drake, see singer Jim Drake (disambiguation)|Jim Drake
'''Nervous Norvus''' was the performing name of '''Jimmy Drake''' (March 24, 1912 – July 24, 1968). He was born in Memphis, Tennessee
, and lived for a few years in Ripley, Tennessee
, near the Arkansas border. Because of his chronic asthma condition, his family moved to California when he was seven, eventually settling in the East Hollywood, Los Angeles|Oakwood district
of Los Angeles. When he was 29 he moved to Oakland, California
, where he would live for the rest of his life.
His novelty song
"Transfusion" was a Top 20 chart-topper|hit
in 1956, reaching #13 on Billboard (magazine)|Billboard
's Hot 100 Chart.